Libraries Transform Book Pick: October 7-21

The Libraries Transform Book Pick is a brand-new digital reading initiative from the American Library Association and OverDrive that connects readers nationwide by offering free and easy unlimited access to the chosen eBook through the OverDrive collection.

A title chosen to be a Libraries Transform Book Pick must have transformation as an overarching theme. According to Booklist editors, Kassandra Montag's, After the Flood does just that.


Synopsis: A little more than a century from now, our world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water. Stubbornly independent Myra and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Pearl, fish from their small boat, the Bird, visiting dry land only to trade for supplies and information in the few remaining outposts of civilization. For seven years, Myra has grieved the loss of her oldest daughter, Row, who was stolen by her father after a monstrous deluge overtook their home in Nebraska. Then, in a violent confrontation with a stranger, Myra suddenly discovers that Row was last seen in a far-off encampment near the Arctic Circle. Throwing aside her usual caution, Myra and Pearl embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas, hoping against hope that Row will still be there.

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